Race director Sid James declares Victor Triathlon is on in March 2021

GOING AGAIN: Sid James (centre) with Brad and Mel promoting the Victor Triathlon Fun Run & Walk to be held in March 2021.
GOING AGAIN: Sid James (centre) with Brad and Mel promoting the Victor Triathlon Fun Run & Walk to be held in March 2021.

With sporting events being abandoned due to the coronavirus, one iconic event will remain to be held.

Victor Triathlon Fun Run & Walk will be held in March 2021.

Race director Sid James said the event will once again be a state championship and entries will open in October.

"We hope to have the best triathletes competing in 2021 and what a great way for our region to celebrate post coronavirus," Sid said.

"The event will be for the country's best athletes and for the many families that have made the event so successful over the years. It caters for all ages and abilities."

Brad Butler has been a volunteer course co-ordinator for many years and said Victor Triathlon Fun Run & Walk has had an enormous impact on the Fleurieu community.

"Research has showed that for every competitor who competes another 2.4 people come to our town to visit.

"All of a sudden from more than 1000 competing, it has blown out to more than 4000 people have come to Victor Harbor for the weekend," Brad said.

"Sid is an amazing individual. We know he is a bit crazy, but it is a good thing.

"It is incredible that in 1993 he became a quadriplegic injuring his C3 vertebrae and in 1996, he was back running the event as race director from his wheelchair.

"It is a phenomenal effort and reflective of his focus, love for the sport and his determination."

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